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Planners Toolkit: Meeting Facilitation and Engagement

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American Planning Association - Catherine Bauer Conference Room

205 N. Michigan Ave.

Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60601

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As part of the APA-CMS 2019 Planners Toolkit, this training workshop will equip you with the tools to guide meaningful group conversations, facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas, help groups come to a resolution, and involve the entire group in thinking through difficult issues.

TECHNOLOGY OF PARTICIPATION ToP® FACILITATION METHODS
Learn two time-tested processes for activating group participation. Gain hands-on experience practicing the processes and explore ways you will be able to apply them for your specific situation.

1.) The Focused Conversation Method
Learn a structured process that helps you plan and facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas. Discover ways to involve every member in thinking through difficult issues. This process heightens your effectiveness in facilitating virtually every form of group communication.

  • Conduct purposeful, productive meetings and discussions
  • Quickly capture a group’s best thinking
  • Surface new ideas and solutions
  • Ask questions that stimulate candid feedback and discussion

2.) The Action Planning Method
Learn and Implementation based planning process that enables you to help a group rapidly pull together an effective plan, organize needed resources and mobilize individuals’ energy into action.

  • Visualize a successful result
  • Analyze the current reality
  • Create a practical plan
  • Maximize group commitment and involvement

Who Should Take This Course?
People who are actively involved in the leadership and facilitation of groups and teams including but not limited to: Supervisors, executive directors, managers, professional facilitators, private consultants, training managers, educators, health practitioners, community specialists, concerned citizens and team members in high participation environments who need increased exposure to group participation methods to be effective.

INSTRUCTORS: Seva Gandhi, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Institute of Cultural Affairs. Seva Gandhi, a Chicago native, has been in the field of community development as an organizer and facilitator locally and abroad, for the past 8 years. Seva has organized the Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network, a project that uses the Technology of Participation facilitation methods to connect local neighborhood sustainability initiatives and environmental organizations throughout the City of Chicago for the past 5 years. She has trained local community development organizations throughout Chicago and the US on facilitation tools to maximize genuine participation and engagement from their constituencies). Seva received her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) with a focus on community organizing from the University of Michigan. Seva is a Certified ToP Facilitator (CTF) and a ToP Mentor Trainer. Technology of Participation ToP® is the registered trademark of the Institute of Cultural Affairs.

AGENDA:
Registration 8:45 - 9:00 am
AM Instruction 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch (not provided) 12:30-1:30 pm
PM Instruction 1:30 - 5:30 pm

QUESTIONS: For program questions, please contact the CMS Board at cms@ilapa.org.

CM CREDITS: 7.5 CM pending


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